Benny’s version back on YouTube here:
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It’s too bad that Benny’s now-secular-owned record company chooses to ban this song on YouTube, which will certainly NOT help record sales. But I’m not sure that’s their main goal. It was a sad day when the Christian record companies sold out to the corporatocracy.
I first heard this wonderful song played at the Evanston [Ill.] Vineyard in about 1990, during the pastor’s message, entitled ~”The Father-Heart of God.” It’s one of my all-time favorite songs, and the other renditions I see online aren’t anywhere nearly as powerful as Benny’s original version.
Since we can’t hear the song, I now include here some of the lyrics.
Oh, here’s a version at Vimeo!
The Great I Am
Commanding King of Kings
And the only time,
the only time I ever saw Him run
He ran to me,
Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest
And said “My son’s come home again”.
Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice
He said “Son, do you know I still love you?”
It caught me by surprise when God ran
The day I left Home,
I knew I’d broken His heart …
Christian the Lion—How Our Heart Should Be
Video: Lion Hugs Rescuer – So Cool!!!
One thought on “[music video] Benny Hester – "When God Ran"”
A video with Benny Hester singing When God Ran is on MySpace videos. It is posted by Kazim2u. I first heard Phillips, Craig, and Dean sing it so that is my favorite version, but Benny is very good also.